While we may associate muscle cars with the land of the free and the home of the brave, America isn’t the only nation to enjoy these V8-powered machines. Our friends down under in Australia have also had a pension for these raucous cars since the original muscle car era. When it comes to Aussie muscle however, there is no car more famous than Max Rockatansky’s Ford Falcon XB. The hero car from the 1979 film “Mad Max”, the Falcon is one of the most recognizable cars to ever grace the silver screen. And now thanks to the folks over at Mecum, you have a chance to take this one home with you.
This particular Mad Max Ford Falcon XB is being offered up at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction from January 7-16th. It is a genuine Australian market car, and the build was done using parts from the continental nation. Under the hood sits a 351 cubic inch V8 engine, which is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. Sitting atop the engine is a functional Weiand supercharger, though we don’t think that it can be decoupled like in the film. Dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors, Zoomie-style headers, and valve covers built to look like overhead cams round out the engine build.
Like the movie car, this Mad Max Ford Falcon XB looks like it lives in a post-apocalyptic world. The interior is as tattered as Rockatansky’s, and is completed by a passenger door mounted jump seat. Beyond the distressed upholstery, the car also features movie-accurate items like an overhead console and a blue police light. From the outside this car is a dead-ringer for the movie car, rocking the same modified bodywork and matte black paint.
This build isn’t expected to command a huge premium however. According to Mecum, the final sale price is expected to be between $15,000 – $30,000. That isn’t a ton of money for a classic muscle car, let alone one that looks as mean as this. Besides, it would be cool to drive a V8-powered coupe from the right (err, wrong?) side of the car.